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21 March 2011

Stories from 21 March 2011

Video: Time Lapse Mapping the Global Protests and Uprisings

John Caelan from the website The Swamp Post has created a couple of time-lapse videos that map protests from December 18 to March 7, 2011, where the protests and uprisings...

Russia: Human Bots Fight Opposition

RuNet Echo

As Internet control becomes more and more sophisticated, new techniques join the arsenal of online deception and discreditation. Vadim Isakov analyzed the phenomena of 'human bots,' paid commenters willing to...

Yemen: Game Over for Ali Abdullah Saleh?

Yemen is witnessing mass defections from the Army's top brass, officials, members of Parliament and Ambassadors - who are declaring their support to their country's people's and youth revolution. Is...

Bahrain: Expats’ Part to Play

Like all GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) member states, Bahrain depends greatly on foreign workforce especially from South Asian countries in both high and low level jobs. According to the Bahrain...

Colombia: A Medellín Rapper on Colombian Hip Hop

Latin America: Website Tracks Progress in Electronic Voting

Australia: Mixed Reactions to Libya Intervention

Read some of the early reactions in the Australian blogosphere to the Libya No-Fly Zone and intervention. The Australian government has been a strong supporter of the UN resolution which...

Cuba: About Gadaffi

Zambia: Opposition Leader Risks His Political Neck Over Gays

Leader of Zambia’s biggest opposition party, the Patriotic Front, Michael Sata is in political hot water because of an interview he allegedly gave to a Danish newspaper in which he...

Trinidad & Tobago: Soca Stars on Twitter

Barbados, Turks & Caicos: Corruption Charges

Jamaica: Legal Wrangling

Mexico: U.S. Drones Gather Intelligence on Drug Cartels

A story first reported on March 15 by The New York Times has garnered strong responses from Mexican netizens based at home and abroad. Citing American and Mexican officials, the...

Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago: On Nuclear Power

Nigeria's Golden Opportunity for a Social Revolution Through the Ballot Box

Oluniyi D. Ajao speaks with ‘Gbenga Sesan about his involvements with several non-partisan initiatives around the forth-coming 2011 Nigeria General Elections and the role of social media in the general...

France: Worry and Hope in the Japanese Community

In France as elsewhere, the terrifying pictures of the tsunami and earthquake have had Japanese expatriates worried by the magnitude of the disaster. Many of them spent all day on...

Russia: First Candidates for the ‘Net Parliament’

Russia: Photos of Saint Patrick's Day Parade in Moscow

China: Gaddafi Has to Go

China's official stance is that Libya's Colonel Gaddafi should be reasoned with through dialogue and other peaceful means; not everyone in China agrees. "Annihiliate him," writes China's most widely-read blogger.

Taiwan: The Reassurance of Nuclear Safety is Not Convincing

Following the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan, there are calls now for a review of Taiwan’s nuclear energy policy, particularly as a fourth nuclear power plant is now under construction.